Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Valley Fire

The fire started on Cobb Mountain and pushed by strong winds blowing from the west, roared into Middletown. People left their homes moments ahead of the fire and considered themselves lucky to be alive. 

Cobb Mountain is north of Napa Valley and south of Clear Lake, California. The mountain has a very high fuel load and even when there is no drought is very dry in fall. 

Still, these Amaryillis called Naked Ladies bloomed within hours of being burned over, as if to say to the fire and the world, "in your face, we are here, undefeated."